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Old 01-05-2012, 03:35 PM
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Few more pics....still need to do the framework around the front and rear canopy....so it looks a little strange at the moment

Also installed the tailwheel.....its nice and solid.

The tail section is out of alignment with the wings.
I will have to de-bond the joiner tube guide in the fuselage, and re-align the horizontal stab with the wings.....
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:25 PM
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Default RE: 1/4 scale Spitfire ARF

That canopy has transformed the cockpit area, looks much more like it now

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Old 01-05-2012, 04:38 PM
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Yes, It gives it a much sleeker profile compared to the stock canopy......it will look much better when finished. Im sure it is worth the extra work
Old 02-01-2012, 08:09 AM
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Default RE: 1/4 scale Spitfire ARF

Eh Sonnich, whats happening with Spitfire that here a lot of followers await your progress!.

Best Regards,

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Old 02-01-2012, 08:25 AM
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Default RE: 1/4 scale Spitfire ARF

Hi Jesus

nothing is happening
I have lots of projects on hand, and the winter is long.....
I tend to jump from project to project, and think about solutions the time im not working on the plane.
Then when I get a great idea, I get on to it again.

Plan is to have it flying this summer
Old 02-01-2012, 09:26 AM
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Default RE: 1/4 scale Spitfire ARF

SJN,

That new canopy looks great!

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Old 02-01-2012, 09:35 AM
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Yes, it will look fantastic when finished.

Im going to repaint the green interior with another darker shade, as it did not meet my expectations
Old 02-04-2012, 12:43 AM
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Default RE: 1/4 scale Spitfire ARF

If the weather allows this weekend I should be able to get mine ready for a test flight. The only major modification I have made to mine was to change the angle of the retracts my wheels not site flat in the wheel wells, I have also strengthened the bearers and replaced the wheel well covers with aluminium ones. The engine is a ZDZ RVJ80 with and internally mounted JMB cannister.
Old 02-04-2012, 12:51 AM
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Default RE: 1/4 scale Spitfire ARF

Good luck on the maiden.

Looking forward to getting a flight report


Any pictures of yours ?
Old 02-04-2012, 01:09 AM
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Default RE: 1/4 scale Spitfire ARF

Just saw your pics on the YT forum.

Have you thought about channeling cooling through, and out of the wing ?
I was thinking of making intake holes on the top side of the wing inside the fuselage, and then make exhaust holes hidden under the large plastic radiators, and only open up the rear part of the plastic radiators and hope air would be vented out that way too.
Old 02-05-2012, 12:57 AM
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There are large holes in the fin stern post which will help, I have just added two large vents in the rear of the fuselage.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:33 AM
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Default RE: 1/4 scale Spitfire ARF

Anyone else out there had any progress on this bird ?

Shamefully, I have not progressed


Saw these pictures of one from Italy, and it looks allright
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:01 PM
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Default RE: 1/4 scale Spitfire ARF

Hi,
I quite like this model too! And the Spitfire looks OK as well.


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Old 03-16-2012, 08:10 AM
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Default RE: 1/4 scale Spitfire ARF

Those pics got me going again


Filling and sanding the cockpit area.
I also pulled off the china cover on one of the wings, as im going to glass them.

Almost fully sheeted, will ony require a little work to get it ready for glass cloth.
There are lots of pits and dings that will need to be filled with light spacle, but not too bad.
The sheeting is very thin, and glass will do it good


The white pair of wings behind the spit wing are for a 50cc Sbach....they look small in comparisson
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:01 AM
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Default RE: 1/4 scale Spitfire ARF

Vinyl decals came today.

Also received a mick reeves instrument panel, and exhaust stack kit.

The panel will look fantastic when painted and put together.....very simple, but effective

The exhausts will greatly improve cooling to the engine, with 12 huge outlets.
Im pleased that i bought those. A little fiddly to assemble, but they will look realy good when done.
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:09 AM
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Going to use te same humbrol model paints as on my parkzone spitfire
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:54 AM
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hi,,i might be getting one of these that somone put together but now wants to sell,.,.have you done any more to yours,.,.,.

thanks rob..
Old 05-10-2012, 12:27 PM
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Been lazy Rob.......assembling a small FW-190 from kyosho that fits in my car in one piece at the moment

I think i will be more motivated to get on with the spitfire if the weather ever gets a little better so I actualy can get out and fly this year.... [:@]
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heres a 3rd scale i had last yr,.,.but like a idiot i sold her,.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:09 AM
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Default RE: 1/4 scale Spitfire ARF

Decided to assemble the mick reeves instrument panel.

It is a little rough, but it looks awesome when completed.
you can easily make it much more detailed, but I did not go nuts on it
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:40 PM
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whats the history of the 1/3rd scale? whoes kit etc,


ORIGINAL: bullittrob

heres a 3rd scale i had last yr,.,.but like a idiot i sold her,.
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Has anybody flown one of these yet??
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ORIGINAL: BOLD PILOT

Has anybody flown one of these yet??
I put at least a dozen flights on my Spitfire this summer and am very pleased with it. Good price, excellent quality, good service from Easytiger Models.

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A fantastic plane to fly.

http://www.ytinternational.co.uk/for...t=424&start=60
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ORIGINAL: SJN

Yes, it will look fantastic when finished.

Im going to repaint the green interior with another darker shade, as it did not meet my expectations
SJN, great work on the Spitty mate. I reckon it is a very nice looking example apart from one thing and that is the width of the under carriage. Are you planning to place the gear in a more scale position while doing work on the wings?
A few cuts here and there, a bit of glue and some carbon cloth and there you are. I'll keep watching either way.

Good luck,

Brad

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